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Our Staff

United Philanthropy Forum welcomes your questions and concerns. We will make every effort to respond to your inquiry in a timely manner. If our response will take longer to prepare, we will let you know when you can expect it.

Please note: We do not respond to inquiries on individual grant requests. For more information on this subject, please visit the Foundation Center.

Tel: (888) 391-3235 
General Email: info@unitedphilforum.org
Technical Support: support@unitedphilforum.org

 

David Biemesderfer

David Biemesderfer

President & CEO

Contact Dave for key leadership opportunities that will expand our work to serve the sector, new partnership or resource development opportunities, or if you have questions or thoughts about Forum strategy and future directions.

Parys Grigbsy

Parys Grigsby

Administrative Associate

Contact Parys for assistance with any scheduling requests for our President and Chief Strategy Officer. Parys also supports the rest of the Forum staff with research projects, web content, and programming.

Matt Hennessy

Senior Manager of Public Policy

Contact Matt about inquiries and opportunities regarding federal or state public policy, advocacy, and government relations, as well as the Forum’s Foundations on the Hill event and PolicyWorks for Philanthropy capacity-building initiative.

 Brandon Iracks-Edelin

Brandon Iracks-Edelin

Newman's Own Foundation Fellow

Brandon Iracks-Edelin has been a selected as a Newman’s Own Foundation Fellow for the Forum for the 2018-2019 cycle. Brandon will serve a one-year, full-time fellowship where he will support the Forum’s work in a number of key areas of member service.

Courtney Moore

Courtney Moore

Associate Director of Member Services

Contact Courtney for general information about Forum membership and services, program logistics, member surveys, website and newsletter content, and onboarding for new staff.

Mishka Parkins

Mishka Parkins

Member Engagement Manager

Contact Mishka about the Forum’s member education and networking opportunities, including the Forum’s Annual Conference, Peer Communities, DC Pipeline Group, webinars and other education programs.

Maggie Osborn

Maggie Osborn

Senior Vice President & Chief Strategy Officer

Contact Maggie about partnerships and collaborative opportunities for the Forum; strategies to support the Forum’s mission and vision; opportunities to invest in the work of the Forum; strategies and resources related to field-wide education and philanthropic practice; and inquiries and opportunities related to public policy and government relations.

Val Rozansky

Val Rozansky

Vice President of Knowledge Services

Contact Val with questions about the Forum's Knolwedge Management Collaborative, knowledge services programs, vendor partnerships, membership databases, and any issues relating to technology and/or electronic communications.

Kim Snipes

Kim Snipes

Senior Manager of Knowledge Services

Contact Kim with questions and support queries related to the collective technology platform, Managed Solution agreements, custom development, reporting, and integrated/streamlined mass mailing and surveying tools.